Can you get a hair transplant without shaving head?

Hair loss can be a challenging experience for many people. The best method to treat it is through a hair transplant. However, there have been concerns about the need to shave the head to perform this procedure correctly, which raises uncertainty among those seeking this technique. In this blog post, we will explore whether shaving the patient’s head is necessary for this process and provide our recommendation.

Hair loss causes stress and anxiety.
Hair loss causes stress and anxiety.

Do you really have to shave your head for a hair transplant?

As technology advances, different hair restoration methods like FUE, DHI, etc., have been developed to counter baldness. It’s important to know that with recent hair transplant surgery, shaving the hair is unnecessary for all patients. Partially shaved hair transplant is only used when hair is going to be transplanted in an area with diffuse hair loss, meaning when there is hair loss in the area, and we need to graft between those spaces.

In cases where we need to transplant in areas where there is no more hair, for example, in the receding hairline area, shaving the hair is not required. The surrounding hair doesn’t need to be cut, only the donor area (the back of the head with healthy hair growth) needs to be shaved; where the extraction of individual hair follicles from the scalp takes place.

Before and after hair transplants in Capilea.
Before and after hair transplants in Capilea.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for an unshaven hair transplant?

To determine whether you are a suitable candidate for a hair transplant without the need to shave, you need an individual evaluation by a hair restoration specialist. Still, here we will share the two most important factors to consider.

Quantity and quality of hair

If you have a sufficient amount of hair in the donor area to extract the necessary follicles, you may be a good candidate. Additionally, the quality of the existing hair is significant to ensure that the new grafts blend naturally with the preexisting hair.

Recipient areas

If your scalp’s bald or thinning areas are small or localized, you may not require shaving for a hair transplant.

Recover your confidence with hair restoration surgery in Capilea.
Recover your confidence with hair restoration surgery in Capilea.

Capilea, your trusted hair clinic

If you’re going through a phase where you’re losing your hair and confidence, visit an experienced clinic that specializes in this matter to assess your case and provide options for hair transplantation. At Capilea, we have over 25 years of experience, with more than 52,120,000 hairs restored and 11,550 satisfied patients with amazing results. waiting for? Schedule your assessment consultation for no shave hair transplant, online or in person at any of our 3 branches in Mexico: Monterrey, Tijuana, or Mexico City, and regain your hair and confidence.